After a long day at parliamet, a joint assebmly of both houses has confirmed incumbent PM, former army chief and coup loeader General Prayut Chan-ocha as the new Prime Minsiter of Thailand. Here's how it came to be and what's next for the old new government.
Thai parliament is supposed to vote on a new PM today but since the early morning lawmakers have been debating endlessly, dragging the session out into the night.
Ahead of the joint parliament vote for a new PM, former Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva is resigning from his MP post following his party's decision to join the pro-military faction to form a new government with current military ruler Prayut Chan-ocha as the next PM.
Thailand's parliament will vote on a new prime minister on Wednesday, over two months after elections were held. But new rules written under the current military government can make this a very lopsided affair. I'll explain.
My extended summary of a tumoltous first day of parliament for CNA, marred by delays and attempts of delays. Also: an outlook of what's next.
Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn has officially opened parliament in a short ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reminding the newly elected and appointed lawmakers about their duties and responsibilities. Here's what will happen next.
Thailand’s parliament is set to open again for the first time in five years this Friday. King Maha Vajiralongkorn will preside over the opening ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while the upper and lower Houses will convene at a temporary location since the new parliament building is still under construction. This comes two months after the first democratic elections, as no one still can command a clear majority. I explain what will happen next.
Thailand's Constitutional Court has accepted taking the case against the leader of the Future Forward Party, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. This follows a petition by the Election Commission, accusing him of illegally owning shares in a media company while running for office.
Jurin Laksanavisit, who served as acting leader of Thailand's Democrat Party, is now formally in charge of the party after winning an internal election on May 15. He takes over from former prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva
The Thai Royal Gazette has published the names of the 250 senators that will comprise the next upper House. All of them were appointed by the current military government. Here's my take on the list and what it means for politics going forward